The Daily Blog (2006-2007)

I view writing as an intellectual pursuit that requires much thoughts,patience,creativity and imagination.As an amateur writer,The Daily Blog is an account of my inspirations as I venture into uncharted waters to explore new horizons in literature.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Kipling's poem "IF"

One of the best poem that I have ever read and appreciate a lot is none other than the words of Kipling. If you can understand what he was trying to say, you could have been one of the coolest person on planet earth. If... ...


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

--Rudyard Kipling


Friday, August 04, 2006






“喜”,带有一片希望,乐中却藏有一股兴奋,气势如长江滚滚,落木箫箫,使人乐以忘忧,所谓“人逢喜事精神爽”, 其中自会。“怒”,有着百马奔腾之势,所以怒火中烧,如大海澎湃起浪,风起云涌,一发不可收拾。“哀” 给人脑海里刻下冷月无情,凄凉无比的心境,萧条冷清;悲中带愁,愁里藏伤,离愁则未语泪先流,伤悲则垂泪到天明。其味非要亲生体验方能尽知。“乐”一个多莫令人渴望,追求的感幻,凡人虽看不见,摸不着,但却能尝到它那一份带给人类的温暖,愉快。人言道“快乐似神仙。试问我们该多快乐方能如仙人一般?没人晓得,但知时心平静无忧,浑身自如,轻若鸿毛。。。。。。